Dr James Hanson

School of Business
+61 2 6268 8004
88450

LOCATION

Room 214
Building 27
UNSW Canberra at ADFA

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Dr James Hanson is an academic in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra.

Professional and Teaching Experience

Dr James Hanson specialises in the development of higher-order socio-cognitive skills such as decision making, problem solving, research and writing skills for managers.  Since 2005, James and his colleagues have been developing and refining an innovative approach to business education which integrates the various business disciplines and applies them in authentic business research and consulting projects.  This innovative curriculum design, which stems from James’s doctoral thesis in educational psychology, The knowledge-creating graduate, has recently been awarded an Australian Learning & Teaching Council Citation.  James is a member of the Australian Business Deans Council Teaching & Learning Forum.  He has an MBA and an MA from Yale University and an EdD from the University of Sydney.  Prior to joining the School of Business, he worked as a lecturer at the University of Sydney and as a management consultant at KPMG.

Research Interests

Business education and management development – in particular, the development of managers’ analytical skills.

Current Research

Evaluation Study of the BBus Integrating Core: A series of 3 innovative courses form the spine of the BBus degree program as ADFA.  These courses were designed according to recent findings in educational psychology.  This current project evaluates their impact on: students' learning, students' inquiry & decision-making skills, students' attitudes toward knowledge and its application in organisations.

Effects of Articulation and Socio-Cognitive Conflict on learning and transfer.  Collaborative learning methods have been shown to lead to great improvements in students' performance on difficult reasoning tasks such as the Wason Selection Task.

Journal articles

Prior DD; Mazanov J; Meacheam D; Heaslip G; Hanson J, 2016, 'Attitude, digital literacy and self efficacy: Flow-on effects for online learning behavior', Internet and Higher Education, vol. 29, pp. 91 - 97, 10.1016/j.iheduc.2016.01.001

Hanson JM, 2015, 'The Admiralty Code: A cognitive tool for self-directed learning', International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, vol. 14, pp. 97 - 115, http://www.ijlter.org/index.php/ijlter/article/view/494

Hanson JM, 2013, 'Collaborative thinking: A review of cognitive and social perspectives', Journal of Knowledge & Human Resource Management, vol. 5, pp. 80 - 100, http://www.intellectbase.org/JKHRM.php

Hanson JM, 2009, 'Equipping athletes to make informed decisions about performance-enhancing drug use: A constructivist perspective from educational psychology', Sport in Society, vol. 12, pp. 394 - 410, 10.1080/17430430802673734

Hanson JM; Sinclair KE, 2008, 'Social constructivist teaching methods in Australian universities - reported uptake and perceived learning effects: a survey of lecturers', Higher Education Research and Development, vol. 27, pp. 169 - 186

Hanson JM; Sinclair KE, 2008, 'Social constructivist teaching methods in Australian universities - reported uptake and perceived learning effects: A survey of lecturers', Higher Education Research and Development, vol. 27, pp. 169 - 186, 10.1080/07294360802183754

Conference Papers

Hanson JM, (ed.), 2015, 'Business Education and the Constructivist Teaching Debate', in Proceedings of 32nd International Business Research Conference, World Business Institute, Australia, Melbourne, presented at WBI 32nd International Business Research Conference, Melbourne, 23 - 25 November 2015, http://www.wbiworldconpro.com/uploads/melbourne-conference-2015-november/management/1447830689.pdf

Hanson JM, 2014, 'Self-directed inquiry in (mis)information-rich environments: Cognitive tools for knowledge building', in Intellectbase Conference, Intellectbase International Consortium, Las Vegas, NV, USA, pp. 289 - 309, presented at Intellectbase Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 17 - 19 December 2014

Hanson JM, 2014, 'The constructivist teaching debate and its implications for higher education', in Intellectbase Conference, Intellectbase International Consortium, Las Vegas, NV, USA, pp. 246 - 254, presented at Intellectbase Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 17 - 19 December 2014

Hanson JM, 2011, 'Argument mapping software can improve leadership in organizations', in Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010, Chesapeake, VA: AACE, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, pp. 1936 - 1941, presented at World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 18 - 21 October 2011, http://www.editlib.org/p/39011

Hanson JM, 2011, 'Reasoning, Persuasion and Leadership Development', in Proceedings of the Intellectbase International Consortium Fall 2011 Volume 19, Intellectbase International Consortium, Sydney, Australia, pp. 85 - 91, presented at Intellectbase International Consortium Conference, Sydney, Australia, 24 - 26 November 2011

Hanson JM, 2009, 'Achieving multiple learning outcomes with pragmatic, social-constructivist teaching methods', in 7th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) Conference Proceedings, HICE, Honolulu HI, presented at Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu HI, 04 - 07 January 2009

Hanson JM, 2009, 'Integrating disciplinary knowledge and generic skills development in management education', in Sustainable Management and Marketing, Monash University, Melbourne, presented at ANZAM 2009, Melbourne, 01 - 04 December 2009

Hanson JM, 2009, 'Evaluation of an integrated business course', in AARE Conference Papers - Electronic, AARE, Melbourne, presented at Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE), Melbourne, 19 November - 03 December 2009

Conference Presentations

Hanson JM; Sinclair KE, 2005, 'Social-constructivist teaching methods in Australian universities', in Social-constructivist teaching methods in Australian universities, HERDSA conference, Sydney, Australia, presented at HERDSA conference, Sydney, Australia, 01 June 2005

Hanson JM, 2005, 'Integrating multiple approaches to learning via pragmatic, social-constructivist teaching methods', in Integrating multiple approaches to learning via pragmatic, social-constructivist teaching methods, InterLearn Conference, Helsinki, Finland, presented at InterLearn Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 01 December 2005